NELSON, Horatio, Viscount (1758-1805). Vice-admiral.
Autograph Letter Signed (with the left hand, 'Nelson & Bronte') to Colonel Lean, 2 pages 4to with integral second leaf bearing a contemporary docket, Victory, 16 January 1805. Thanking Lean for the hospitable reception given to Captain Keats by Lean's secretary Mr Montford, whilst Keats was on a mission in Algiers.
'... Your House Sir was I understand the only one open to our Gentlemen whilst the business with the Dey was in suspence. Your Secretary told Captain Keats that He was perfectly sure that His Conduct would meet with your approbation and I shall not fail of making such liberal conduct known to His Majestys Ministers in my first dispatches ...'Not in Dispatches and Letters of Lord Nelson, ed. Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas, nor in The New Letters, ed. Colin White (2005), and is apparently unpublished.
Recipient's note in lighter ink at the head.
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